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Midnight Visions (audio-cassette) by Alan Irvine. Self-produced, 1993.
It’s clear that Irvine is doing material he loves on this tape. Side one includes his own versions of two well-known tales, The
Hitchhiker, and I've Got the Keys. The other tale on side one is an original story about a western ghost town-Side two is Irvine's adaptation of MacBeth. Irvine's voice, on side one, is sombre, almost a monotone, but suited to a ghostly sensation of impending horror. His pacing is slow, sometimes almost halting, but again is no doubt used to achieve effect.
In MacBeth,on side two, Irvine demonstrates his ability with voices and high drama. I can see middle school and high scltool students enjoying this introduction to the Scottish Play. The salient parts are all there, and Irtine's telling, when he gets caught up in the bard's words, or in his characterizations, is compelling.
Order from Irvine at 342 S. Mathilda St #3, Pittsburgh, P A 15224. (412) 682-2688.
The Second Story Review, Vol 1, No. 2, Sep 1996